About the project

Sari-Saring Aralan is a 12-month community project that encourages the youth to pursue one of three pathways: education, employment, or entrepreneurship.

It uses the corner store as the hub of learning activities. Unlike the usual image of the sari-sari store as the place where aimless youth or “tambays” hang out, Sari- Saring Aralan transforms the community corner store as a venue where out-of-school youth can interact with teachers, mentors, and fellow learners.


Year started



Project partners

Rotary Club of Manila

City Government of Manila

Grameen Australia Philippines

Rotaract Manila

De La Salle University / College of St. Benilde

Project Duke

Alumni from the CENTEX and AYLC programs


2019 project site

Tondo, Manila


2019 quick stats

14 graduates

11 graduates pursuing life plans after project participation